In Sweden, the transition towards a sustainable and electrified transportation system is gaining momentum. Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular, and to support this shift, Sweden offers numerous funding opportunities for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. As of June 2023, Sweden actively promotes the expansion of charging stations through various programs. In this article, we’ll explore these funding opportunities and their significance in accelerating the adoption of EVs.

Ladda Bilen: Promoting Residential and Workplace Charging

Ladda Bilen is a program designed to encourage the installation of charging stations at multi-unit dwellings and workplaces. It plays a vital role in making EV charging more accessible to Swedes, whether they are at home or at work. Ladda Bilen funding is available to a range of entities, including condominium associations, organizations, and businesses. Entities can seek support for the installation of charging stations aimed at serving residents or employees. 

One remarkable aspect of Ladda Bilen is its flexibility. Unlike some grant programs with specific application windows, Ladda Bilen allows applicants to submit proposals at any time. This flexibility ensures that funding is readily available to those who want to invest in EV charging infrastructure.

Financial support provided through Ladda Bilen can cover up to 50 percent of the installation costs. These costs include expenses related to labor, materials, equipment, and associated construction or electrical work. This generous funding allocation can significantly alleviate the financial burden of installing charging infrastructure.

Klimatklivet: Boosting Public Charging Infrastructure

Klimatklivet is a prominent initiative in Sweden aimed at promoting the development of public EV charging infrastructure. It’s a crucial component of Sweden’s commitment to sustainability, providing electric vehicle users with the convenience of readily available charging stations.

Entities interested in establishing charging stations accessible to the general public are eligible to apply for Klimatklivet funding. Klimatklivet primarily offers investment support for public EV charging infrastructure projects. This includes the development and installation of charging stations at public locations like parking lots, shopping centers, and along highways.

Unlike Ladda Bilen’s continuous application process, Klimatklivet operates with specific application periods. The upcoming bidding period for Klimatklivet is from September 18 to 29, 2023. It’s essential for interested parties to be aware of these application windows to take full advantage of this funding opportunity.

Klimatklivet provides robust support, covering up to 70 percent of the investment costs for public charging stations. This substantial financial backing is pivotal in addressing the growing need for more public charging infrastructure to accommodate the increasing number of EVs on Swedish roads.

Klimatklivet (Non-Public Charging): Supporting In-House Charging Infrastructure

While Klimatklivet primarily focuses on public charging infrastructure, it also extends its support to non-public charging infrastructure used within organizations. This support is directed towards entities looking to establish charging stations for their own transportation needs, such as company vehicles.

Klimatklivet supports non-public charging stations for various transport vehicles, including passenger cars, utility vehicles, and heavy-duty vehicles. This versatility ensures that a wide range of organizations can benefit from the program, whether they are managing a fleet of cars or utility trucks.

The level of support provided by Klimatklivet depends on your organization’s size. Large enterprises, as defined by EU’s state aid rules, can receive a maximum of 20 percent support, while medium-sized businesses can access up to 40 percent support. Small businesses, in line with EU’s regulations on state aid, are eligible for the highest level of support, with up to 50 percent of the investment costs covered.

Sweden’s commitment to electric mobility and sustainability is reflected in these funding opportunities. Whether you’re looking to install charging stations for residents, employees, or the general public, these programs can significantly reduce the financial burden, making EV charging infrastructure more accessible and widespread.

Environmental Impact

One of the primary drivers behind these funding programs is the reduction of carbon emissions. EVs are a key part of Sweden’s strategy to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. Increased access to EV charging infrastructure encourages the adoption of electric vehicles, further contributing to Sweden’s sustainability goals.

Transforming The Country On The Road To Sustainability

Sweden’s funding initiatives not only reduce the financial burden but also accelerate Sweden’s transition to cleaner, more environmentally friendly transportation options. Embracing these opportunities not only benefits your organization but also contributes to Sweden’s ambitious climate goals outlined in their national strategy. By promoting the widespread adoption of electric vehicles, we can reduce harmful emissions, decrease our carbon footprint, and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Ultimately, these efforts drive Sweden closer to its goal of achieving a sustainable and eco-friendly transportation landscape, leaving a positive environmental impact for generations to come.


Ivelina Kadiri

Policy Compliance Manager

About the author

Ivelina is a trend-seeking policy compliance manager who skillfully navigates complex regulatory landscapes and bridges the gap between sustainable transportation goals and actionable implementation.